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National Summary


Today will be largely dry with good spells of sunshine. Temperatures this afternoon will rise to between 7 and 10 degrees. Cloud will increase in the west and it will become overcast this evening in freshening southerly winds.


It'll be cloudy and breezy tonight with scattered outbreaks of light rain. Lowest temperatures 5 to 9 degrees in moderate to fresh southerly winds.


Tomorrow will continue rather mild for the time of year with moderate to fresh southerly winds continuing, highest temperatures 10 to 12 degrees. It'll be cloudy with patchy rain, drizzle and fog clearing early from the east and north but persisting longer in the south and in the west.


Tuesday night: Mild and breezy with patchy rain, drizzle and fog. Temperatures not falling below 6 to 10 degrees.Wednesday and Thursday: Very mild and very windy. Some sunny spells in the east but for most cloudy and in the southwest, west and northwest it will be misty with rain at times and hill and coastal fog. Temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in strong south to southeast winds, gusting to gale force. Very mild nights.Friday: Quite mild with temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees and the strong south to southeast winds will ease gradually. It will continue misty in the southwest and west with scattered outbreaks of rain. Mainly dry over the rest of the country with a few bright or sunny spells.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

South, 12 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1026, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South, 17 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1025, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 19 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1024, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South, 10 Knots, Gust 21 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 15 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South, 18 Knots, Recent drizzle, 12 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 10 Knots, Wave ht:0.6 m, 1026, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Tuesday 24 January 2017 Issued at 0600 Monday 23 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A slack pressure gradient covers Ireland. A strengthening southerly airflow will develop today as weather fronts approach from the Atlantic. (A strong to gale force southerly airflow will be established for Wednesday and Thursday with the fronts slow moving near the west).

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southeasterly force 3 gradually increasing this afternoon southerly force 5 or 6 perhaps gusting to force 7 this evening. Decreasing around midnight to south to southwest force 4.

Weather: Patchy rain/drizzle/fog/mist.

Visibility: Mostly moderate.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Variable less than force 3. Becoming southerly force 4 locally force 5 this afternoon. Decreasing tonight south to southwest force 3 or 4.

Weather: Patches of mist.

Visibility: Moderate locally good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Wednesday 25 January 2017: Moderate southerly winds increasing Tuesday night strong southerly and reaching gale force on Wednesday in the west. Mainly fair. Rain/drizzle/fog later moving in from the Atlantic into western sea areas.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will increase to force 6 today on coasts from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.